Omar Qudrat, an American Muslim Republican Congressional Candidate, joins us for this Election Day special interview. Omar is an American-born military veteran, Department of Defense lawyer and may become the GOP’s first Muslim American Congressman. Omar was born in California to Afghani Reagan Republican parents and became a Counter-Terrorism Prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Defense where he prosecuted Guantanamo Bay Detainees, and his office handled capital cases against Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and four co-conspirators of 9-11. Omar served in Afghanistan with the International Security Assistance Force, a political advisor to the NATO Ambassador in Afghanistan. Now Omar is running for San Diego’s 52nd District who tells voters’ “I am an American Muslim and I’ve Dedicated my life to destroying radical Islamic Terrorism”.

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There are 10 comments.

  1. Moderator

    I’m looking forward to listening to this. In western Minnesota, a fair number of Republicans seem to think the Republican party is supposed an expressly Christian party. I reckon you need votes to win elections and it is stupid to tell Muslims or any other non-Christians that they are unwelcome in this party.

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    • June 5, 2018 at 7:48 am
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    I’m looking forward to listening to this. In western Minnesota, a fair number of Republicans seem to think the Republican party is supposed an expressly Christian party. I reckon you need votes to win elections and it is stupid to tell Muslims or any other non-Christians that they are unwelcome in this party.

    I think after listening to Omar, everyone will wish they lived in CA52 so they could vote for him. Quite the patriot!

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    • June 5, 2018 at 10:06 am
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  3. Member

    I love him.

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    • June 5, 2018 at 3:15 pm
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  4. Member

    Dave, if you think of it, please post in the comments how he did in the primary. Thanks!

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    • June 5, 2018 at 3:35 pm
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    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Dave, if you think of it, please post in the comments how he did in the primary. Thanks!

    Omar beat out the 5 other Repub. candidates to make it to the Top 2! He has a legitimate shot in Nov.

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    • June 6, 2018 at 8:35 am
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  6. Member

    Very engaging interview. Especially appreciated hearing his thoughts on what to do about various issues/problems facing the San Diego area. They would be blessed to have him represent the district.

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    • June 17, 2018 at 2:51 am
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    I’d like to hear his thoughts about Muslims being killed for leaving Islam. Or for the matter, the death penalty being given to people who criticize Islam. That’s where we begin to find out if Muslims believe in religious liberty.

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    • July 1, 2018 at 4:15 pm
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    I’d like to hear his thoughts about Muslims being killed for leaving Islam. Or for the matter, the death penalty being given to people who criticize Islam. That’s where we begin to find out if Muslims believe in religious liberty.

    Clearly many Muslims do not support religious liberty. Was there something in the interview that made you think Mr. Qudrat was that sort of Muslim?

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    • July 1, 2018 at 11:07 pm
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    I’d like to hear his thoughts about Muslims being killed for leaving Islam. Or for the matter, the death penalty being given to people who criticize Islam. That’s where we begin to find out if Muslims believe in religious liberty.

    Clearly many Muslims do not support religious liberty. Was there something in the interview that made you think Mr. Qudrat was that sort of Muslim?

    No, but I want to be sure that I’m not hearing platitudes from politicians. The assertion that apostates should be executed is not a fringe belief in Islam.

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    • July 2, 2018 at 3:05 am
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    I’d like to hear his thoughts about Muslims being killed for leaving Islam. Or for the matter, the death penalty being given to people who criticize Islam. That’s where we begin to find out if Muslims believe in religious liberty.

    Clearly many Muslims do not support religious liberty. Was there something in the interview that made you think Mr. Qudrat was that sort of Muslim?

    No, but I want to be sure that I’m not hearing platitudes from politicians. The assertion that apostates should be executed is not a fringe belief in Islam.

    Let’s say Dave had asked Mr. Qudrat if he supports the practices you mentioned and Qudrat answered in the negative. Would you take him at his word?

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    • July 2, 2018 at 7:06 pm
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